As you may already know, in this blog, we’re so into answering the big questions. After answering in previous episodes what the meaning of our existence is or explaining everything you need to know about Office 365 Monitoring, in today’s episode we are going to discuss what Active Directory is. I hope you are very comfortable sitting in your respective gamer chairs or in your two-seater sofas, because here we go!
When you’ve chosen Microsoft Azure to host your JFrog Cloud Enterprise or Enterprise+ subscription, you’ll naturally want to make good use of the services Azure provides for security and user administration. DevOps security starts with who has access to your builds, releases, and automation.
How do you secure your network servers, laptops, desktops, and workstations? A good starting point is to have a checklist of how to enable security features on these devices. You also need to enable a server monitoring service to track specific events and generate event logs. Yet, your security tasks are never done. You can get a false sense of security if you merely go through your checklist of security items and stop.
Fun Fact: Most types of network and computer compromises could have been discovered much sooner if the organization had enabled proper event log monitoring using an appropriate server monitoring solution that alerted them to the issue. Without such a software application or not taking the time to configure it correctly, it takes much longer to uncover the compromise if it is ever discovered at all.
DreamFactory’s Azure AD connector makes it easy to use an Azure Active Directory tenant for API authentication. By using Azure AD Application Roles it is also possible to assign Users and Groups to DreamFactory roles from the Azure Portal. In this example, we will show how to quickly configure DreamFactory with the proper metadata from Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Active Directory is part of Microsoft Windows software environments primarily for networks where some sort of domain control is required. The service is much more than just authenticating and authoring access to network resources. Active Directory is also used to enforce various network security policies, enable various processes, and enable various services. Active Directory consists of a logical structure that allows the server to execute the appropriate actions, authentication, services, and so on.